Dennis Hopper reads a poem on The Johnny Cash Show

Katie Makkai - Pretty (spoken word and social commentary)

Maya Angelou is one of the most inspirational women to me. The poem 'Still I Rise' will bring me out of any dark moment. In this Youtube video Maya reads the poem with such power, she brings it to life.

my spirits are lifted by the beauty of my neighbors’ boulevard gardens

Dylan Thomas reciting his villanelle 'Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night'

John Hannah reading Auden in Four Weddings and a Funeral. It's impossible not to love W.H. Auden

From Chaplin's "Great Dictator".

Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter ...

Have seen a lot of these but still an awesome list. 15 TED talks that will change your life.

T.S. Eliot’s Radical Poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” Read by Anthony Hopkins and Eliot Himself

Neil Hilborn - "OCD" (Rustbelt 2013)

▶ The laughing heart (Tom Waits reads a Charles Bukowski poem) - YouTube

"Though I personally will defend the value of bedtime stories to my last gasp, I have learned to value imagination in a much broader sense. Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathise with humans whose experiences we have never shared." J.K. Rowling Speaks at Harvard Commencement

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Richard Burton reads Dylan Thomas - from 'Under Milk Wood': Rev. Eli Jenkins' poem

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Listen: Dr. Maya Angelou Recites Her Poem "Phenomenal Woman" - Super Sou...

▶ Anthony Hopkins reads Dylan Thomas - YouTube

Johnny Cash - The Old Ragged Flag

Stop all the clocks by WH Auden's 1936, read by John Hannah in 4 weddings and a funeral

Funeral Poems and Funeral Quotes : Death Leaves a Heartache Funeral and Memorial Poem. Insert ready made title into any document.